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In the President's Secret Service
Amazon.com ^ | 8-6-10 | Ronald Kessler

Posted on 08/06/2010 9:07:27 AM PDT by Paul46360

Heard an interview author gave about the SS views on past presidents..
Most liked Ronaldo Magnus, because he treated them with respect.
worst--the Peanut Man because he treated them like hired help, the red-headed step-child.
One example was that Jimma would appear to be carrying his own luggage but it was empty, only did it for publicity. When the camera's were off, he made them carry the real heavy ones.


TOPICS: Books/Literature; Education; History; Society
KEYWORDS: president; protection; secret; service

1 posted on 08/06/2010 9:07:30 AM PDT by Paul46360
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To: Paul46360

While the topic interests me, they are supposed to keep their mouths shut. Good bad or indifferent. I do not want the guys protecting any President to have an opinion. I want them to do their job.

Those are the rules when you join. I wish they would adhere to them.


2 posted on 08/06/2010 9:14:47 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (I lived in VT for four years. That was enough.)
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To: Paul46360

I think Ron Kessler has a book spilling all the inside stuff from former ss agents.

Disgusting breach of honor and integrity.


3 posted on 08/06/2010 9:15:50 AM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: Paul46360
"Once Obama became president," Kessler says, "the Secret Service experienced a 400 percent increase in the number of threats against the president, in comparison with President Bush."

Wonder what the percent is now, two years out?

Other agents tell of Lyndon Johnson... and how he liked to get drunk at his ranch and then "whiz out on the front lawn."

How earth shattering! More men have done this than haven't.

4 posted on 08/06/2010 9:19:17 AM PDT by bgill (how could a young man born here in Kenya, who is not even a native American, become the POTUS)
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To: Carley
Disgusting breach of honor and integrity.

Takes a lot to "rise to the level" achieved by Johnson, Carter, Clinton, and now the 0ne.

I don't think he made it.

5 posted on 08/06/2010 9:19:19 AM PDT by thulldud (Is it "alter or abolish" time yet?)
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To: Vermont Lt
If they are treated like trash and not security and without respect, we need to know, and they should have a human right to speak out.

It is insanity for these "kingly" elected officials to make our security personnel do anything. Their role is to protect the public official and that is it. They are not baggage boys.

6 posted on 08/06/2010 9:21:04 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Hey, Barack "Hubris" Obama, $10 is all it would take, why spend millions to cover it up?)
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To: Paul46360

Hillary once hit an SS driver guy in the back of the head with a Bible after church one time cuz he failed to transit a red-light that had been blocked off for them.

Al Gore once said to one of his kids (who apparently hated to study); “You’d better study or you’ll end up like one of THESE guys....”


7 posted on 08/06/2010 9:22:16 AM PDT by gaijin
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To: Vermont Lt; Carley
BTW, can you imagine what Obama is really doing on all those golf outings? The poor secret service and Marine security having to witness who knows what and keep quiet about it.

I feel really sorry for our Secret Service during this administration and any other abusive lefty administration.

8 posted on 08/06/2010 9:24:45 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Hey, Barack "Hubris" Obama, $10 is all it would take, why spend millions to cover it up?)
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To: bgill
LBJ did worse than take a leak in his front yard.

“I’m the President. That’s my prerogative.”

9 posted on 08/06/2010 9:25:44 AM PDT by usmcobra (NASA outreach to Muslims if I were in charge:The complete collection of "I dream of Jeannie" on DVD.)
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To: gaijin

oh, those wonderful progressively communists. They are so much better than us, but then tell us they are trying to help us and have the JournOlist puppets to back them up.


10 posted on 08/06/2010 9:26:30 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Hey, Barack "Hubris" Obama, $10 is all it would take, why spend millions to cover it up?)
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To: bgill
Other agents tell of Lyndon Johnson... and how he liked to get drunk at his ranch and then "whiz out on the front lawn."

Johnson was arguably one of the worst...

11 posted on 08/06/2010 9:28:17 AM PDT by dragnet2
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To: Carley
By who, Presidents or the agents themselves?

Veritas omnia vincit

All the phoniness and corruption caused by Presidents need to be exposed (Assuming the info can be corroborated) by any means necessary. Elected officials are servants, not Kings and Nobility by Divine Right.

12 posted on 08/06/2010 9:29:02 AM PDT by rollo tomasi (Working hard to pay for deadbeats and corrupt politicians)
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To: FreeAtlanta

Actually, that has been part of their job. For a long time.

But, and I am sure you know this, the worst people on “the help” are the folks who never had “ the help.”

Being a baggage carrier is not horrible when the person whose bags you are carrying says “thank you” once in a while.

That said, I firmly believe that the role of the protection detail is to keep their opinions and stories private. There is a reason for this: You do not want the president forgoing his security because of a lack of trust. This will end up getting him killed. And while I hate the man’s politics, I do not want to see him killed.

The detail is not mandatory. If someone wants off, they can get off.


13 posted on 08/06/2010 9:29:44 AM PDT by Vermont Lt (I lived in VT for four years. That was enough.)
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To: Carley
Disgusting breach of honor and integrity.

The USSS has a long and checkered past around these parts. Honor and integrity are not two words I would use to describe them.

14 posted on 08/06/2010 9:40:37 AM PDT by Ol' Dan Tucker (People should not be afraid of the government. Governement should be afraid of the people)
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To: Paul46360
The Clintoons were bad as well. Read Unlimited Access by Gary Aldrich.

Along those same lines, another source reports that two Secret Service agens heard Hillary's daughter Chelsea refer to them as "personal, professional trained pigs to some of her friends. When the friends had gone, the senior agent on teh detail tried to scold Chelsea for such disrepect. He told her that he was willing to put his life on the line to save hers, and he believed that her father, the president, would be shocked if he heard what she had just said to her friends. Chelesa's response?

"I don't think so. That's what my parents call you."


15 posted on 08/06/2010 9:43:44 AM PDT by Yo-Yo (Is the /sarc tag really necessary?)
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To: Vermont Lt

Whatever, we pay their salaries, I want to hear all of it, every last detail. They wanted to be president, they should figure that from that day on their life is forever changed and will be pretty much an open book. I can’t even imagine what they will have to say about the trashy idiots that are now squatting in the WH. I’m still wondering why there are so many flies in there now and why they are always landing on Ostinko.


16 posted on 08/06/2010 9:47:28 AM PDT by mojitojoe (When crisis becomes opportunity, crisis becomes the goal.)
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To: Carley

Disgusting breach of honor and integrity.
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I agree, shame on Americans for electing such presidents and bravo to the SS spilling the beans.


17 posted on 08/06/2010 9:54:36 AM PDT by mojitojoe (When crisis becomes opportunity, crisis becomes the goal.)
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To: Vermont Lt

If they ask to get off the detail, do you think that burn their career?


18 posted on 08/06/2010 10:00:48 AM PDT by FreeAtlanta (Hey, Barack "Hubris" Obama, $10 is all it would take, why spend millions to cover it up?)
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To: Ol' Dan Tucker

And to think the life of our Presidents are in the hands of these USSS personnel.


19 posted on 08/06/2010 10:06:28 AM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: rollo tomasi

So it’s a big deal that Jimmy Carter didn’t really carry his own luggage. Puullleeeeze


20 posted on 08/06/2010 10:07:12 AM PDT by Carley (For those who fought for it, freedom has a flavor the protected will never know.)
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To: Paul46360

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=PX3aaWlUmpc


21 posted on 08/06/2010 11:06:08 AM PDT by BARLF
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To: BARLF

YOU GO W!!!!!!!!!!


22 posted on 08/06/2010 11:09:45 AM PDT by Paul46360
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To: Paul46360

Bookmark


23 posted on 08/06/2010 11:35:25 AM PDT by cmsgop ( I don't think Rick Sanchez can handle any more "Breaking News" (Credit Market Ticker))
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To: bgill; FreeAtlanta; usmcobra; dragnet2; Paul46360

” Other agents tell of Lyndon Johnson... and how he liked to get drunk at his ranch and then “whiz out on the front lawn.””

>>> How earth shattering! More men have done this than haven’t.

Maybe you’d like this wizz story better.

“Johnson would come on the plane and the minute he got out of sight of the crowds, he would stand in the doorway and grin from ear to ear and say, ‘You dumb sons of bitches. I piss on all of you,’ “ recalls Robert M. MacMillan, an Air Force One steward.

http://www.freerepublic.com/focus/f-news/2306382/posts


24 posted on 08/06/2010 11:39:57 PM PDT by tlb
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